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The fight against climate change will be won or lost in urban areas. A vast majority of the European population lives and works in cities, consuming an estimated 80% of the energy used in the EU. Local administrations, as the closest government level to citizens are ideally placed to address climate issues in a comprehensive manner. More and more cities are thus deciding to take up the challenge, as shown by the growing number of Covenant of Mayors signatories.

Signatory cities vary in size from small villages to major metropolitan areas such as London or Paris.

The commitments for Covenant Signatories are linked to the European Union’s Climate and energy policy framework. These include the European Union’s climate and energy package for 2020 for signatories who have joined between 2008 and 2015 and the European Union’s 2030 climate and energy framework as well as the EU Strategy on Adaptation to Climate Change for signatories joining after 2015.

As of October 2015, Covenant signatories commit to adopting an integrated approach to climate change mitigation and adaptation. They are required to develop Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans with the aims of cutting CO2 emissions by at least 40% by 2030 and increasing resilience to climate change within the first two years of adhesion.

The list of cities that have signed up to the Covenant of Mayors can be found below.


Mitigation (2020 target)


Mayor (or equivalent): Daniel Cornellà Detrell
Population: 4,772 inhabitants

Covenant status

Date of adhesion: 14 February 2012
Status 3

Covenant Coordinators

Covenant Coordinators Countries Signatories
Province of GironaSpain210

Covenant Supporters

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Canvi de l'enllumenat públic a LED
Sector: Public lighting
Implementation timeframe: 2012 - 2020
Area of intervention: Energy efficiency
Policy instrument: Energy management
Responsible body: Municipal technical services
CO2 reduction :
219.51 t CO2 eq./a
Implementation cost (€):
190200 €

Description: El canvi de l’enllumenat del municipi a LED s’està fent per fases: una el 2014, una altra el 2015 i l’última el 2016, tot i que encara no s’ha completat l’acció perquè queden alguns quadres per substituir. El que s’ha fet fins 2016 és: - Fase 1 (2014): Quadre 3J (pol.ind.residencial): 115 u de VSAP 250W a LED 66W, 25 ut de VSAP 100 W a LED 33W, 2 ut de VSAP 400 W a LED 150W. - Fase 2 (2015): Zona ctra.Palamós i adjacents, quadres: 3D, 3M, 3B, 3E, 3K, 3R, en total 127 unitats de VSAP 250W que han passat a LED 66W. - Fase 3 (2016): Zona polígon industrial, quadres 3N, 3K, 3Q i 3B, en total 244 ut de VSAP 250W a LED 66W, 25 ut de VSAP 100/150W a LED 35W, i 4 focus de 250W a LED 50W.
Financing sources: Local Authority’s own resources

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Last updated at: 22 April 2015
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